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June 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Isaiah 30:15

"In quietness and confidence will be your strength."

Have you ever felt like a goldfish swimming around in a blender full of water—with someone’s finger on the "high" switch? Many of us are altogether too busy, running on overdrive, overextended in our schedules and underdeveloped in our souls. Instead of green pastures and still waters, we’re accustomed to clogged freeways and blaring cell phones.

King Solomon is a good example of a man who was so busy in the work of God that he neglected his walk with God. The result? He developed a great empire and a lean soul.The Lord is more concerned with our relationship with Him than with our productivity for Him, and the wise person knows that a healthy soul requires a certain amount of "quiet" and "still" and "rest."

"Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while," Jesus told the disciples in Mark 6:31. "Be still and know that I am God," advises the Lord in Psalm 46:10.

Is something in your life consuming you, pulling you away from intimacy with God? Are you too busy for your own good? A man had a plaque installed on his dashboard that read "Beware the Barrenness of Busyness." Why not take a deep breath, get away from all distractions, open your Bible, and commune with Him right now?

Bro. Paul

June 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 2 Samuel 22:33

"God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect."

I have little power, but God has all power. If it is going to be, it is going to be up to Him. Not only does He have the power to bring things into existence, but to keep them out of existence as well. I have conceived a lot of things in my mind that God, in His wisdom and by His grace, has kept me from having. He has the power to do both.

So every day I need to end my prayer saying, "Lord, I know that, first of all, You are in control. Thank You. My life may seem out of control, but You are not. You are in control." The throne in heaven is not empty. God is there, seated and in sovereign control. He said a word and the worlds were made. He spoke and the moon and stars were flung out into space. He’s an awesome, almighty, powerful God.

And my prayer links me with Him. I don’t have to get up every morning and psych myself up for the day, because God’s power is always there. All I’ve got to do is plug into Him.

Bro. Paul

June 12, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Psalm 71:6

"By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb."

We have the theology for prosperity down pat, but sooner or later our prosperity will give way to adversity. If you don’t have your theology finely tuned for that part of your life, you won’t do well. Unexpected, unannounced, uncharted, unplanned—adversity comes to everyone.

Every believer should be able to review the compassion of God. Stop and think about all the paths God has led you down like a shepherd throughout your spiritual life. God has been faithful to you! Is there any reason you have to doubt His faithfulness now? As the psalmist says, from our mother’s womb God took us and He has upheld us from our birth.

Even if we have been a believer for only a matter of days or weeks, the grace of God has brought us life and health and strength. God’s past faithfulness and compassion toward us is a heritage upon which we build our faith in the future.

Bro. Paul

June 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

One more scripture collage for the week:

"The Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.

Father, I am blessed for I fear You, and walk in Your ways. When I eat the labor of my hands, I shall be happy, and it shall be well with me. I trust in You, Lord, and do good; I dwell in the land, and I feed on Your faithfulness. I delight myself also in You, Lord, and You shall give me the desires of my heart. I will not be afraid, nor dismayed, for You, the Lord my God, are with me wherever I go.

I seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, and all these things shall be added to me.

As long as I seek You, Lord, You make me prosper. I stay aware not to forget You, Lord God, by not keeping Your commandments, Your judgments, and Your statutes which You command me today. May I never say in my heart, "My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth."

Are not You, the Lord my God, with me? And have You not given me rest on every side?

Great is Your faithfulness—and countless are Your blessings in my life! I praise You, Lord!"

Genesis 39:3; Psalm 128:1–2; Psalm 37:3–4; Joshua 1:9; Matthew 6:33; 2 Chronicles 26:5; Deuteronomy 8:11, 17; 1 Chronicles 22:18

Bro. Paul

June 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is another scripture collage:

"Men always ought to pray and not lose heart.

Lord God, if I have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, "Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him"; and he will answer from within and say, "Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you." Jesus taught that, though he will not rise and give to me because I am his friend, yet because of my persistence he will rise and give me as many as I need. So I will pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

As Jacob, I say, "I will not let You go unless You bless me!" Answer me the same way: "You have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed." I will continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.…

Vigilant like Jesus who went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to You, Lord God.

Thank You, Lord, for calling me and enabling me to persist in prayer to You."

Luke 18:1; Luke 11:5–8; Ephesians 6:18; Genesis 32:26, 28; Colossians 4:2; Luke 6:12

Bro. Paul

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